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2011 GMC/CHEVY HD's... really worth it versus a '10?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Need input guys- is the extra 800LBS additional FGAWR really worth it for a Gas truck? There are some pretty wicked good deals on '10's right now, is waiting and paying for the '11 really going to be worth it on a truck equipped with the gas engine?

    I also found out that the '11's with the gas engine is a 5,400GAWR, not the 6,000 they promised! The front end is still weaker than ford... grrrrr
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Nope!! Grab the 10 and just get the heavier torsion bars from the '11 trucks. Sure there are alot of other differences, but that bigger price tag is a biggie!!! Plus you could get one heck of a deal on a '10 once the '11s start showing their face on the lots
     
  3. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    I don't know why people keep saying this. The front end is not weaker than the junk out dated ford straight axle. The chevy front axle is more than strong enough wesport
     
  4. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    mossman did you really just invite the ford guys back
     
  5. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    Sorry, I just get tired of hearing it :help:
     
  6. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Straight axle outdated? I'll take a straight axle over IFS chicken bone axles anyday.
     
  7. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    dude you drive a dodge go back to your corner
     
  8. SawHoss

    SawHoss Member
    Messages: 89

    Alot of people have this IFS phobia. GM is the only one that knows how to build them correctly.For the hundreds of thousands of miles I've put on since I bought my 1988, all of them with snowplows, I've NEVER had a problem.
     
  9. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I was just busting balls since it was said the Ford guys would come back.
     
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    No sig? What do you drive?
     
  11. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    Well lets do simple math for you is that Ok I called out the ford guys so thats off the list called out the dodge guy so thats off the list sure is hell wouldnt drive a turdola so lets see is it clear yet dont go away mad just go away:gunsfiring:
     
  12. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Oh you're another annoying teenager on where who wants to have a GM truck. I got it now.
     
  13. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I have three words for you, punctuation, punctuation, punctuation .
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I guess I didn't make it clear enough that I was just joking around and I made some kid mad. I guess daddy owns a GM and it hurt his feelings.

    The front ends of GMs are just fine and yes they can last a long time. I had a Chevy for a month and I didn't like how the steering was so loose.
     
  15. SawHoss

    SawHoss Member
    Messages: 89

    You can't fix stupid!
     
  16. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    If the 11 frames are redesigned, wouldn't the torsion bars be different and therefore not fit the 10s? just a thought. also, the GM gas trucks now w/ 4800 lbs can carry the heavy plows, so what's the need for the 6k front on a 6.0? the heavy upgrade is mainly for the duramax plus plow combo I think.

    So, basicallly the 09s and 10s should be available for insanely good deals
     
  17. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,510

    Yes I would say the 2010 I would have to imagine they will slash prices a good deal to make way for the upgraded suspension. Most of us have found out one way or another it seems as there is always some kind of first year problem. I would say how many different ways can you make a torsion bar, Im no engineer but I wouldnt think many. One thing is for sure that I think everyone is wondering how well it will hold up. We may have to wait 2-3 years before we really see what problems there are.
     
  18. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Let me re-phrase that statement- "in terms of weight rating is is weaker"- ford rates theirs at 6,000, the current GM's are at 4,800 and the '11's will be at 5,400.
     
  19. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    So then the general consensus seems to be to jump on a '10 once the '11's come out- as the gasser will be fine with the lighter front end? Warranty is the same, right?

    Any powertrain improvements with the gasser (to the trans, t-case, rear-end)?
     
  20. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    I was just thinking that the new torsion bars might be longer or thicker or something, and not match up to the current trucks. Heck, I read that they even changed the bolt pattern for 2011. So forget about keeping old wheels for wintertime with a new model:realmad: